curule
adjective Etymology: Latin curulis, perhaps alteration of currulis of a chariot, from currus chariot, from currere to run Date: 1600 1. relating to or being a high-ranking dignitary of ancient Rome entitled to occupy a special chair 2. of, relating to, or being a chair or seat reserved for Romans of high rank that resembles a backless stool with curved legs; also of, relating to, or being a 19th century seat with legs of a similar style

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  • curule — [ kyryl ] adj. • XIVe; lat. curulis ♦ Antiq. rom. Chaise curule : siège d ivoire réservé aux premiers magistrats de Rome. Par ext. Magistrats, édiles curules, qui avaient droit à ce siège. ● curule adjectif (latin curulis) Se disait à Rome d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Curule — Cu rule (k[=u] r[udd]l), a. [L. curulis, fr. currus a chariot: cf. F. curule.] 1. Of or pertaining to a chariot. [1913 Webster] 2. (Rom. Antiq.) Of or pertaining to a kind of chair appropriated to Roman magistrates and dignitaries; pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curule — CURULE. adj. des 2 g. Il s emploie principalement en parlant d Une chaire à l usage de certains Magistrats Romains. Chaire Curule …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • curule — [kyo͞o′ro͞ol΄] adj. [L curulis < currus, chariot; akin to currere, to run: see CURRENT] 1. designating a chair like an upholstered campstool with heavy curved legs, in which only the highest civil officers of Rome were privileged to sit 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • curule — (ku ru l ) adj. Terme d antiquité romaine. Chaise curule, fauteuil d ivoire sur lequel les premiers magistrats de Rome s asseyaient et qui avait les pieds courbes et des ornements d ivoire.    Magistrats curules, ceux qui siégeaient sur une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • CURULE — adj. des deux genres Il se dit principalement De la chaise d ivoire qui était à l usage de certains magistrats romains. Chaise ou chaire curule. On dit aussi, Magistrats, édiles curules, Magistrats, édiles qui avaient le droit de se servir de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • CURULE — adj. des deux genres T. d’Antiquité romaine Chaise ou chaire curule. Chaise d’ivoire qui était à l’usage de certains magistrats. Magistrats, édiles curules, Magistrats, édiles qui avaient le droit de se servir de la chaise curule …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • curule — cu·rù·le agg., s.f. 1. agg. TS stor. in Roma antica, appellativo delle magistrature o dei magistrati che avevano per comune insegna la sella curule: consoli curuli 2. s.f. OB LE spec. al pl., magistratura di una repubblica {{line}} {{/line}} DATA …   Dizionario italiano

  • curule — /kyoor oohl/, adj. 1. privileged to sit in a curule chair. 2. of the highest rank. [1590 1600; < L curulis] * * * …   Universalium

  • curule — adjective /ˈkjʊəɹuːl/ Designating a kind of elaborate ceremonial seat inlaid with ivory, used by the highest magistrates in ancient Rome. , 1985: Followed by his foolish followers Titus Vinius, who had served him in Spain, Cornelius Laco, an… …   Wiktionary

  • curule — cu•rule [[t]ˈkyʊər ul[/t]] adj. 1) anh privileged to sit in a curule chair 2) anh of the highest rank • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L curūlis, perh. for*currūlis(if der. ofcurruschariot, der. ofcurrereto run) …   From formal English to slang

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